Chauvin and Ex-Wife Plead Not Guilty to Tax Evasion Charges 

As a previous  post reported, on July 22, 2020, Derek Chauvin and his then wife Kellie Chauvin were charged with Minnesota felony tax crimes dating back to 2014 for alleged failure to report more than $400,000 in income  and resulting failure to pay $21,853 in Minnesota taxes which  with interest and late filing and fraud penalties then amounted to $37,868. This was done in Minnesota District Court for Washington County, where they then lived. [1]

On November 5, 2021, a Washington County District Court Judge entered pleas of not guilty for the pair after each waived a pretrial hearing in two brief remote court sessions. The next date for a court hearing in the case was set for January 21, 2022.[2]


[1]  Chauvin and Wife Now Charged with Minnesota Tax Crimes, (July 22, 2020).

[2]  Olson, Derek Chauvin and his ex-wife plead not guilty to tax evasion, StarTribune (Nov. 5, 2021); Karnowski (AP), Chauvin, ex-wife plead not guilty to tax evasion charges, StarTribune (Nov. 5, 2021).

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As a retired lawyer and adjunct law professor, Duane W. Krohnke has developed strong interests in U.S. and international law, politics and history. He also is a Christian and an active member of Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church. His blog draws from these and other interests. He delights in the writing freedom of blogging that does not follow a preordained logical structure. The ex post facto logical organization of the posts and comments is set forth in the continually being revised “List of Posts and Comments–Topical” in the Pages section on the right side of the blog.

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